Ashdoth-pisgah (2)

Ashdoth-Pisgah

This expressive term is now well ascertained to designate the springs known as Ayun Musa (Fountains of Moses) in the valley leading to the foot of Nebo or Jebel Neba on the north. They are thus described by Tristram (Land of Moab, p. 348 sq.). SEE PISGAH.

"There are two fountains, or rather two groups of springs, bursting from the foot of a tall line of cliffs. The first group run for a short distance over a shelf of rock, shaded by some old fig-trees. A few yards farther on several smaller springs issue from fissures in the cliffs, soon unite their streams on a broad shelf of rock, and then form a pretty cascade about twenty-five feet high.

Bible concordance for ASHDOTH-PISGAH.

The second of the twin 'Springs of Moses' bursts from a deep horizontal tunnel in the rock, about fifteen inches in diameter. The volume of water is greater than that of the. other spring; and both fountains and streams are clear as crystal. This stream joins the other, after the cascade, by a series of smaller leaps." (See following page.)

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

 
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